|Idle Sunder - Aether II [NTT041] - Idle Sunder|
When Idle Sunder's full length Aether I sequel engages, boundaries of physical reality are metamorphically translated into a sound that goes beyond words. The sources used in this work are again plucked from space observatory archives, bringing with them a mindstretching stream of rich sonic character and dream-eliciting immersive potential. Be ready when the void breaks open and the blinding light reaches out to your "inner sanctum"...
Keywords: space, drone, aether
|Scene - Water Message [NTT054] - Scene|
Hailing from Italy is Fabrizio Greco, aka Scene, who is a sound engineer and composer. Aside from working on his psytrance or multimedia projects, his Scene project is one that delves into ambient soundscaping. For the short ep "Water Message", Scene has subtly implemented brainwave techniques (tuned to Theta frequencies) to add to the serene tones and relaxing drones. A small gem with a lot of immersive potential...
Keywords: ambient; drone; brainwaves
Downloads: 939 (1 review)
|Siegmar Fricke - Neuromecanismo [NTT042] - Siegmar Fricke|
Germany's Siegmar Fricke has been active in the electronic scene since the 80's. Along the road he has been responsible for projects such as Efficient Refineries (together with Miguel A. Ruiz) and several collaborations with Italian sound artists Maurizio Bianchi and Giancarlo Toniutti. His latest work, "Neuromecanismo", contains hypnotising and microscopic operations which could metaphorically describe the subtle intricacies of organic/biological activity on a cellular level...
Keywords: modulation, minimal, drone, ambient
|fp - Cendres [NTT052] - fp|
In a style somewhat reminiscent of the Acta release (NTT006, that's 2003), Fabrice Planquette (responsible for projects such as fp, elt.act, acta, a.s., ...) brings us one of his soundworks that has its origins in theater. From director Yan Allegret's 60+ minutes play "La Plenitude des Cendres" comes fp's sonic distillation, leaving hints of the performance and an entirety of deep droning guitar noises...
Keywords: deep; drone; guitar; voice; spoken word; performance; theater
|Idle Sunder - Psygnosis III [NTT055] - Idle Sunder, Bogdan Dullsky|
The third chapter in the Psygnosis series is bound to draw you in its glorious, surreal journey from start to finish. Bogdan Dullsky, who has worked with Idle Sunder on the whole Psygnosis trilogy has sent me an email about his views and experiences concerning the collaboration. Look for it on the NTT website. http://www.dullsky.net http://www.entity.be/idlesunder http://www.entity.be
Keywords: psygnosis; ambient; drone; flute; soundscapes; brainwaves; lucid dream
|Cisfinitum - Malgyl [NTT030] - Cisfinitum|
Enigmatic, very emotional drone album from Cisfinitum, who finishes in this way his surreal "0 vs 0", "Landschaft" and "Malgyl" trilogy. Awesome, heartily recommended work. http://cisfinitum.coldlands.ru http://www.musicamaximamagnetica.com/catalogo/eee43.html
Keywords: Drone; Dark Ambient
|Dotkràz - Untitled [NTT027] - Dotkràz, m__, ps|
ps and m__ - the two hard working individuals behind the stellar Enough Records and Con-v - joined forces to create an intelligent melting pot of various musique concrete styles, which pretty much reflects the quality of their own brainchilds. In this unique cooperation they have constructed a polymorphic opus from just about any type of source material. It seems combinations of concrete vs electronic ambiences continue to find their way to Entity, and this one in specific sums the whole variety...
Keywords: Found Sounds; Field Recordings; Drone, Ambient; Glitch
Downloads: 1,363 (1 review)
|xE Phalanx - Revelation [NTT072] - xE Phalanx|
Revelation describes a journey into the great Void, peering into the deepest corners of mind, while non-simultaneously gazing at the breathtaking scenery that our reality is fabricated of. A collective vision of ambient space drones. The Void talking back to us. Made possible with the kind help from the following artists: 833-45, Casual Coincidence, Erratic, Gustaf Hildebrand, Idle Sunder, Ionosphere, Land:Fire, Pavonine...
Keywords: ambient; space; dark; void; drone; entity
|Mathieu Ruhlmann - The Calm of the Suns [NTT025] - Mathieu Ruhlmann|
In "The Calm of the Suns", Mathieu Ruhlmann (also known of labels such as Mystery Sea and S'Agita) gradually intrudes your perceptions using subtle and faintly recognisable recordings, while luring you into a dualistic mirage that's calm and haunting at the same time. It shows that Mathieu has extensively dwelled on the borders of pure phonography, as his recordings are crystal clear, unnoticeably emerging and disappearing, inherently drawing attention away from itself...
Keywords: Dark Ambient; Field Recordings; Drone, Ambient; Minimal
Downloads: 3,982 (5 reviews)
|Idle Sunder - Psygnosis I [NTT045] - Bogdan Dullsky, Idle Sunder|
Having worked closely with Bogdan Dullsky (Quest.Room.Project - see NTT043) on this 1st album of the Psygnosis trilogy, Idle Sunder has transcended the space drone boundaries they were once confined to, to visit a universe of remarkably visual minimal rhythms and manipulated instruments/recordings. All of the tracks contain a great diversity in both sound and style, while retaining a quite conceptual atmosphere which holds ground in between existential and psychological ideas that are sure to be...
Keywords: drone; minimal; experimental; glitch; electro-acoustic